Badassery Magazine Issue 2 July - Page 8

HOW TO BE AWESOME at working from home

by Amy Eaton

Many badass lady bosses started their careers off sitting at a desk in an office full of other people , working their buns off to make someone else rich and successful . They dreamt of the day when they could work for their own damn selves in an Instagram-perfect , Pinterest-inspired home office . But when the day finally comes and you make your first commute from your bedroom to your office down the hall with a coffee in hand and a huge smile on your face , you ’ ll find out pretty quickly that it ’ s not as easy as it seems .

Working at home is full of distractions . The dog needs to go out , that laundry needs to get done , and so on . There ’ s also a plethora of temptations that impede your progress toward all that goal smashing . You could work or you could binge watch the latest season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix . Or give yourself a home pedicure . Or go shopping . Making that whole “ hustle ” thing
7 that everyone is always talking about happen is clearly a lot more difficult than people let on .
Distractions and temptations aside , working from home can be straight up lonely . When you work outside of the home , there ’ s a high probability that you work with a team of people . At home , there is just you . There ’ s no one to talk to , bounce ideas off of , or complain with . There ’ s no solidarity and no camaraderie . There ’ s mostly just you and your cat who keeps trying to lay on your keyboard . Even for introverts ( raises hand ), it can feel pretty isolating after a day or two .
Here ’ s the good news ! There are plenty of strategies to help combat the suckfest that can be working from home . And here they are :
1 . WORK WITH YOUR NATURAL SCHEDULE .
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